Reedy notices these objects cannot be divided also be regional location (Reedy 29). Consecrated objects do not allow us to get full information about the place of their origin despite studies of production methods, metal and clay compositions.
At the same time it is obvious that Tibetans pay much attention to the contents of statue, believing that its sacred nature can be broken in the opposite way. They paid much attention to the writings inserted for each statue. It is said it depended on the aim of the issue and meditation practices. The special person, usually teacher or monk, wrote them on a significant day, following special rules of grammar.
Reedy considers her research to be of real benefit, as the group of museum objects she is talking about may have actually been used in the monasteries and the monastery walls have saved them even till they became too damaged for use in rituals (Reedy 33). The author claims that museums and private collections got these issues for the reason of “recent Chinese invasion of Tibet and the subsequent destruction of a large percentage of its monasteries and the death or uprooting of many practicing Tibetan Buddhists” (Reedy 33). It was said that that maintaining of religion and culture required to high prise of Tibet refugees.
So, these statues are too valuable to desecrate them in order to obtain the necessary information about the history of Tibetan bronzes and find alternative objects for research than to justify this practice.
Reedy, Chandra L. The Opening of Consecrated Tibetan Bronzes with Interior Contents: Scholarly, Conservation, and Ethical Considerations, Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Vol. 30, No. 1.1991.